Job Postings

The following positions have been sent to MSSA to be posted:

Listings found below:

  • University of West Georgia
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Western Kentucky University
  • University of Southern Mississippi



The Department of Sociology at the University of West Georgia solicits applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position starting August 2015. A PhD in sociology or related discipline is required at the time of appointment. We are a growing department with teaching opportunities in our BS and MA degree programs. We encourage applications from those who have teaching/research interests in research methodology (broadly construed), discipline-specific writing, and one of the following areas: race/ethnicity, health, education, social services, global/comparative studies. Successful candidates need a strong commitment to teaching, an active research agenda, and dedication to service to the university and community.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three individuals who can speak to their qualifications for this position. These materials should be sent in PDF format to Dr. Jennifer Beggs Weber, Search Committee Chair, at Applications received by November 14, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration. Finalists will be required to submit to criminal background investigations. We welcome applications from women and minorities. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution.

Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is classified as a Doctoral Comprehensive University by the University System of Georgia. On a residential campus with over 12,000 students, the university offers more than 100 degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Interested applicants are invited to visit the department website at



The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for two open-rank positions beginning Fall 2015 (One position in Medical Sociology and one position in Public Health). All applicants must provide evidence of a record of scholarly research and professional publications commensurate with the rank for which the application is made. Applicants are also encouraged to provide evidence of effective teaching and grant activity. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

Medical Sociology: The position is open to applicants at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. All applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology by August 31, 2015. Successful applicants will have the ability to teach courses in medical sociology. Additional areas of concentration are open. Areas of strength in the department include health, Latino/a studies, and religion. Preference may be given to scholars who can support the quantitative methods courses in the department, though applications from all qualified candidates are welcome.

Public Health: The position is open to applicants at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. All applicants must have a Ph.D. (or Dr. PH) in Public Health by August 31, 2015. Preference will be given to candidates with graduate level training in Sociology and a doctoral degree in Public Health. Successful applicants will have the ability to teach courses in our undergraduate curriculum in Public Health.

To be considered at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, successful applicants must be able to articulate a research agenda, have an emerging record of publications, and demonstrate commitments to instructional excellence and departmental service. Ideal candidates will have participated in collaborative research, and will have had prior classroom experience as an instructor of record.

To be considered at the Associate or Full professor level, successful applicants must have an established research agenda for securing external grants, a strong record of publications, excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, and a track record of service. Ideal candidates will have experience leading collaborative research projects, and demonstrate instructional effectiveness at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to include the mentoring of graduate students.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is required to pursue an active research and publishing agenda, and to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching assignments will be made at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants should submit electronically in PDF format:

1. Letter of application that states applying position and rank, research interest, teaching experiences, and qualifications for the position
2. Current curriculum vita
3. Copy of graduate transcripts
4. One sample of written or published scholarly work
5. Two representative samples of syllabi for courses taught or proposed by the applicant
6. Teaching evaluations (if available or other evidence of course instruction)
7. Name and contact information for three references (to include name, address, telephone number, and email address) that are familiar with the applicant’s work

Send electronic materials to:

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.



Western Kentucky University (WKU) Department of Sociology invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 15, 2015. Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice completed by the time of appointment. Primary areas of specialization and teaching interest are Criminology and Criminal Justice with a focus on Corrections/Penology. The ideal candidate would also be able to contribute to instruction in the areas of Stratification and/or Research Methods. Familiarity and experience teaching web courses is desirable and a willingness to teach online courses is essential. The successful applicant will be highly involved in WKU’s online Criminology Master’s program and undergraduate Criminology major. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarly research, and involvement in university, community, and professional service activities are expected.

The Department of Sociology offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in both sociology and criminology. The Master of Arts in Criminology is offered completely online. The department currently has 395 undergrad and graduate majors matriculating through its programs. For more information on our department and our programs, please visit our website at

WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city of 60,600, approximately 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville (For more information, see The university currently enrolls 17,176 undergraduate and 2,665 graduate students. WKU values teaching and student learning. Its faculty are engaged in creative activity and diverse scholarship, including basic and applied research designed to expand knowledge, improve instruction, increase learning, and provide optimum service to the state and nation. WKU provides comprehensive support for grant-funded research.

For consideration applicants should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, including brief statements about their teaching interests and research agenda. They should also include a curriculum vitae, official university transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation to: Criminology Search, Department of Sociology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11057, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1057.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days



JOB SUMMARY: The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology to join our active and collegial sociology program in August 2015. This position is a joint position with the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will have a 3/3 teaching load (including courses in sociology and in interdisciplinary studies), maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, the Interdisciplinary Studies program, and the university.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in sociology by time of appointment and evidence of a productive research agenda. As this is a joint appointment with the Interdisciplinary Studies program, the applicant must show evidence of an interdisciplinary focus either through coursework outside of sociology, a certificate in an interdisciplinary area, or an interdisciplinary research focus.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The specialization area is open, but we particularly encourage applicants engaging in interdisciplinary scholarship with interests in any of the following areas: nonprofit studies, inequality (broadly defined), family, education, health, and/or the environment. Additional preferred qualifications include experience using or teaching multiple research methods and teaching and mentoring in a university setting with a diverse student body.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must complete an employment application located on the University of Southern Mississippi Human Resources website at Through the HR website, applicants must also submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2014, and will continue until finalists are selected. The University of Southern Mississippi is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution.

UNIVERSITY AND AREA DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research university offering more than 180 degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. Southern Miss has a highly diverse student body of approximately 17,000. For additional information about the Southern Miss Sociology Program and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, visit

Hattiesburg is known as the “Hub City” because of its proximity to New Orleans and popular Florida and Alabama beaches. New Orleans culture is a strong influence in the area, and Mardi Gras is an official university holiday. Hattiesburg features a range of restaurants from casual to formal dining, and live entertainment venues host local bands as well as visiting artists. There are also numerous outdoor opportunities including the Longleaf Trace, a 41-mile walking, jogging, biking, and equestrian trail, adjacent to the campus, in addition to nearby rivers, lakes, and forests offering camping, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.

The city has been recognized by numerous publications as a top ranked college town and retirement destination because of the area’s amenities, food and entertainment venues, low cost of living, and strong healthcare services. For more information on Hattiesburg, visit